Mom Style: What It Means to my2luvbugs

Michele Zipp

Photo by my2luvbugs

We all like different styles. Some of us are jeans and t-shirt types, others are often in a dress and heels. But what's great about all of us CafeMoms is that we are all different and we can learn things from each other -- or even just share a good laugh with anecdotal stories of the kids.

Introducing, the beautiful my2luvbugs aka Teresa (who is also a great photographer)! She and her DH have two boys, Justin is 4 1/2 and Zachary is 2. "They are about as opposite as you can get. Justin (the tame one) is a spitting image of my hubby, and Zack (the wild child) is my lil' clone," she says. "But they are typical boys, love the dirt, bugs, puddles, and everything in between."

She's kind enough to share a little bit about her cool mom style.

CafeMicheleZ: What beauty or style routine changed most for you when you became a mom?

my2luvbugs: Definitely taking less time getting ready in the morning. I think it used to take me at least an hour to get ready -- most of that time, I was straightening my hair and trying to make my makeup look perfect. LOL. I recently chopped my hair off -- never had it short -- so it takes a lot less time to do! And makeup? Mineral is the way to go. Light coverage, but just enough if you need to do it quick.

CM: What is the one beauty product you cannot live without?

m: Lip gloss or chapstick. I'm addicted. Seriously! If I don't have a back-up to my back-up, I go out and buy another one. I gotta have something on my lips, otherwise I bite them.

CM: What is your signature look?

m: For the winter, I love bootcut jeans or cords and a ribbed turtleneck with my heeled boots. For summer, jean capris, a fitted tank, and flip flops.

CM: What physical feature do you love most about yourself?

m: I think it has to be my skin. I've usually had clear skin growing up and it's really fair so I've always been called "China Doll" or "Snow White" since I have almost black hair and very fair skin. So I think it's a compliment!

CM: Tell us a funny story about beauty or style regarding your kids.

m: Hmm, well recently, for a photography group here on CM, we had to take a pic that had polka dots in it. Well, the only thing in our house that's polka dot is a pettiskirt that I ordered for my photography biz for future little clients to wear. So, I decided to get a little creative...and bribed my 4-year-old to put the skirt on just so I could take a quick pic of it. Mind you, I only took the pic from the waist down so it only showed the skirt and the legs and feet. So you never would know it wasn't a girl. When I showed hubby that night, he just shook his head and said I was crazy.

CM: What celebrity do others say you most resemble?

m: Growing up, people said I used to look like Shannen Doherty or Punky Brewster (ew, though I loved watching Punky). But when [the TV show] Roswell was popular, I used to be told I looked like Shiri Appleby.

CM: Do you like that celebrity? If not, who do you wish you could look like?

m: Yes, I do like her, though she's not too popular as most actresses. But if I could choose one actress, I think I would choose Alyssa Milano or Ashley Judd. I think they are beautiful and classy.


I have to say when I saw this photo, I thought wow, Teresa has beautiful skin! My family used to call my sister "China Doll" too because she has pretty porcelain skin and dark hair.

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